The black and white segment is in the past.And Teddy(Joe Pantoliano) tricks Leonard(Guy Pearce)into thinking that Natalie(Carrie Ann-Moss)'s boyfriend Jimmy Grant(Larry Holden)is Leonard'Wife's killer.Teddy leads Lenny to the abandoned place at the start of the film.Jimmy comes to the place and Lenny tells him to remove his shirt and jeans.And Lenny tries to kill Jimmy,but he tells Lenny that he can have the drug money in his car's trunk.Though,he kills Jimmy by strangling him.He takes his clothes and his picture and drags Jimmy's body down stairs,but Jimmy says a dying word "Sammy".Then, he sees Teddy outside and pretends he lost his memories and brings Teddy inside hits him on the head with an object.He tells Teddy why Jimmy knows Sammy and Teddy tells him that he always says about Sammy.And he tells Lenny that his wife actually survived the rape and died the same way that Sammy's wife died,the insulin overdose by Lenny accidentally killing her.And Teddy was hired to get the real killer.Teddy claims that the real killer is just a local with no connections and they had killed him years ago.And Teddy says that he's John G,but not the killer.But Lenny forgot about the entire thing and started making puzzles that are impossible to solve and Teddy took the picture of him getting the John G killed his wife tattoo.Then Lenny claims that Sammy Jankis is a fraud and says that the way of the death is Sammy's wife.Teddy claims that Sammy is a baker and never had a wife.Then, Lenny takes Teddy's gun and drops the ammunitions on his jeep's seat.And takes a picture of Jimmy's car so that he can think that it's his car then takes teddy's car key and throws it in a grass. And writes "Don't believe his lies" on Teddy's picture.Then he goes to a tattoo shop to have Teddy's license plate written on his body.Thus, explaining the theory throughout the movie.

Continuity mistake: After entering room 304, Leonard steps on the bed to put the 4 photos back up on his paper on the wall. In the 1st close-up he puts the Discount Inn and the 2nd close-up he puts up Natalie. Then in a wide shot of Leonard looking at the paper, visible at the top of the paper, in the center, is the photo of Natalie and on its right is the photo of Teddy, already up. In the next shot, the 3rd close-up, he puts up his car. However in the next wide shot ALL three photos that he just put up in the close-ups are GONE. Then in the 4th close-up he puts up Teddy's photo, which was up in the first wide shot. (00:12:25)

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Natalie: Is that what your little note says? It must be hard living your life off a couple of scraps of paper. You mix your laundry list with your grocery list you'll end up eating your underwear for breakfast.

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Question: On the third disc, apparently there are some alternate endings hidden in an easter egg. Can anyone tell me how to get to them?

Answer: The are no alternative endings for this film, all that is on the third disk is the movie played in chronologial order so you can see how things really panned out.

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